Monday, September 30, 2013

Moira's Colors Quiet Book

Last Friday I got to show you a color-themed quiet book from Poland, and today I get to show you one from England! Made by Moira, a retired textiles teacher, this colors book has lots of fun ribbons, buttons, and zippers for young children to grab and play with. In addition, the name of each color is embroidered in both French and English. I really like all the different shades of each color Moira used and all the different patterns, and think that this would be a great book for teaching colors!



Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
My name is Moira. I am a recently retired textiles teacher in East Yorkshire, England.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
I have made my quiet book for my Grandson Daniel who lives in Quebec, Canada. This is why the words are in French and English.

What's your level of sewing experience?
I am a very confident and creative person preferring to work in fabric most of the time. I have been stitching for perhaps 30 years.

How long did it take you?
My quiet book took many hours of work, both the designing and making of the book. I estimate possibly 15 hours of making including putting the pages together.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found?
I did not use any templates.

How did you bind your quiet book?
The pages are sewn together down the centre fold using machine stitching.

What material are the pages made out of?
The pages are made mostly of cotto fabrics with polyester ribbons and some synthetic felt.

What other materials did you use? How much did all the supplies cost you?
The actual cost of the fabric is low as I have a huge stock of fabrics. The specialist buttons had to be purchased probably costing around £10

What's your favorite page? Why?
My favourite page is the red and blue one as it is also Daniel's favourite. I took his book out to Canada last month and loved watching him play with all the different features. He is too young at 12 months to be able to learn his colours etc but he is obviously enjoying "playing" with the book even at this young age. I have already partly finished a number book for him.


Thank you so much, Moira, for sharing your delightful colors quiet book with us!


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2 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE your book! It is visually appealing and makes ME want to get started on mine! I LOVE the way you lay it out and it looks like art! There are sooo many items to keep baby interested. Your style is the BEST and I will be modeling my book after yours. I'm still compiling my objects in an effort to make my book as interesting and attractive as yours! Kudos to you Moira! :-)

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